envy noun

ADJ. extreme | unconscious | class, social

QUANT. tinge, touch I detected a tinge of envy in her tone. | pang, stab, twinge I felt a twinge of envy for the people who lived there.

VERB + ENVY be consumed with, be green with, feel, have I had no envy of his success. | express, show | arouse, excite, fill sb with, inspire Her youth and looks aroused extreme envy in her rivals.

PREP. with ~ I look with envy on those lucky people with big families. | ~ at I was filled with envy at their adventurous lifestyle. | ~ for the envy she felt for her sister

PHRASES be the envy of sb/sth British television is the envy of the world (= is admired by everyone). | an object of envy Her car was an object of envy in the neighbourhood.